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Woman Charged With Holding Teen at Gunpoint
By West Kentucky Star Staff
METROPOLIS, IL - A Metropolis woman has been arrested on assault and other charges, after police say a dispute over money turned into a hostage situation.

The Metropolis Police Department says officers went to a home in the 300 block of Girard Street on Saturday after a report that a 17-year-old girl was being held at gunpoint against her will in the basement. Police said when they got there 23-year-old Lucy Jean V. Hall refused to let them in and would not show her hands. After attempting to negotiate with Hall to open the door, officers forced their way in, and she ran through the house in an attempt to escape. Officers took Hall into custody after a brief struggle.

Police found the teen, who they said had injuries from being struck by the gun and cut with a knife. A search of the home reportedly yielded a gun, as well as drugs and paraphernalia.

The victim told police the incident started after Hall accused her of stealing money from her.

Hall was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, armed violence, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The teen was wanted on an outstanding Massac County juvenile warrant for possession of methamphetamine. She was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Benton, IL.  

Published 07:44 AM, Monday Aug. 07, 2017
Updated 12:21 PM, Tuesday Aug. 08, 2017

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